This is the first Christmas in six years of marriage in which my husband and I have had a reasonable amount of time off and a lesser amount of external commitments. It is an opportunity to establish our own traditions and imagine the future of Christmas celebration in our home. It is hard to consider … More Merry Christmas, from our family of two.
My body has always been an external “thing” to me. I don’t ever remember thinking of it as a real part of me, as material to my identity and personhood. I have always valued it mainly for the praise or censure it has garnered from others, whether other people seemed to approve of (or consider enviable) my weight, … More To Contend With: Physical Reality and Identity
As a woman dealing with infertility, I have a strained relationship to my body – it deviates from what I want it to do; without my permission, it has changed the course of my life. In what sense is my body “me” in this state of affairs? I think women often disassociate from their bodies … More Am I my body? The importance of materiality: